Muhammad Zaman

Muhammad H. Zaman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Global Health - Boston University School of Public Health


Muhammad Zaman is a Professor in the College of Engineering and the principal investigator of the Laboratory for Molecular & Cellular Dynamics at Boston University and a Faculty Fellow of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and was a Herman and Margaret Sokol Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in cancer research at MIT. He has been a recipient of the FEBS outstanding Young Investigator Award and was most recently awarded the Regents Teaching Award, the highest teaching award across the entire University of Texas System of Institutions. Professor Zaman joined BU from UT Austin in fall 2009.

Dr. Zaman’s research focuses on understanding the systems biology of tumor invasion and metastasis. The second main thrust of his research focuses on developing computational and experimental tools to improve the quality of life, education, and the practice of medicine in the developing world. He is working closely with institutions of higher learning in curriculum development and implementation. In addition, he partners with various nonprofits around the globe, in particular with the developing countries, to develop cheap, robust, and easy-to-use solutions to develop improved diagnostics in remote areas.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering - Boston University College of Engineering
  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering - Boston University College of Engineering
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research - Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students) - Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • University of Chicago, PhD Field of Study: Chemistry
  • University of Chicago, MS Field of Study: Chemistry
  • Arkansas Technical University, BS Field of Study: Chemistry/Physics


  • Published on 5/13/2023

    Sutradhar I, Ching C, Desai D, Heins Z, Khalil AS, Zaman MH. Effects of antibiotic interaction on antimicrobial resistance development in wastewater. Sci Rep. 2023 May 13; 13(1):7801. PMID: 37179426.

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  • Published on 3/3/2023

    Karrobi K, Tank A, Fuzail MA, Kalidoss M, Tilbury K, Zaman M, Ferruzzi J, Roblyer D. Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) reveals spatial-metabolic changes in 3D breast cancer spheroids. Sci Rep. 2023 Mar 03; 13(1):3624. PMID: 36869092.

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  • Published on 2/16/2023

    Suprenant MP, Nyankesha E, Moreno-Garcia R, Buj V, Yakubu A, Shafique F, Zaman MH. Assessing the relationship between operationally defined zero-dose communities and access to selected primary healthcare services for children and pregnant women in emergency settings. PLoS One. 2023; 18(2):e0281764. PMID: 36795706.

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  • Published on 2/10/2023

    Sutradhar I, Ching C, Desai D, Heins Z, Khalil AS, Zaman MH. Effects of Antibiotic Interaction on Antimicrobial Resistance Development in Wastewater. bioRxiv. 2023 Feb 10. PMID: 36798199.

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  • Published on 10/15/2022

    Kiwanuka M, Higgins G, Ngcobo S, Nagawa J, Lang DM, Zaman MH, Davies NH, Franz T. Effect of paclitaxel treatment on cellular mechanics and morphology of human oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in 2D and 3D environments. Integr Biol (Camb). 2022 Oct 15; 14(6):137-49. PMID: 36244059.

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  • Published on 8/25/2022

    Ching C, Fuzail MA, Zaman MH, Wirtz VJ. Relative Risk Assessment for Substandard Antibiotics Along the Manufacturing and Supply Chain: A Proof-of-Concept Study. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2023 Jan; 57(1):121-131. PMID: 36006562.

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  • Published on 8/22/2022

    Acevedo AJ, Desai D, Zaman MH, Apiou-Sbirlea G. PharmaChk: a decade of research and development towards the first quantitative, field-based medicine quality screening instrument. Analyst. 2022 Aug 22; 147(17):3805-3816. PMID: 35579301.

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  • Published on 12/6/2021

    Moed S, Suprenant M, Odjidja EN, Meguid T, Zaman MH. Economic Evaluation of Screening Interventions for Drug-induced Liver Injury. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 12 06; 73(11):e3959-e3965. PMID: 32898262.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Sutradhar I, Zaman MH. One Health approaches to improve refugee health. Lancet Glob Health. 2021 12; 9(12):e1646-e1647. PMID: 34798016.

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  • Published on 11/17/2021

    Ching C, Zaman MH. Identification of Multiple Low-Level Resistance Determinants and Coselection of Motility Impairment upon Sub-MIC Ceftriaxone Exposure in Escherichia coli. mSphere. 2021 12 22; 6(6):e0077821. PMID: 34787446.

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